Microsoft’s Bing Maps will power a new Facebook feature unveiled on Thursday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the latest social feature of the world’s biggest social networking site on Thursday. Zuckerberg introduced a Timeline feature to Facebook that will allow users to visualise an individuals entire time on Facebook on one page. The feature works across the standard desktop version of Facebook and Facebook’s mobile apps.
Microsoft’s Bing Maps powers the mapping part of Facebook’s Timeline feature and the recently introduced Facebook Ticker feature. LiveSide noted the use of Bing Maps after TechCrunch posted the following image:
Microsoft has been working closely with Facebook for its Bing integration over the past year. The two companies have also worked on Windows Phone, Hotmail, Bing and Windows Live integration. Facebook’s messaging system also uses Microsoft’s Office Web Apps suite. Facebook users can also view Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in their browser. Zuckerberg has previously described Microsoft’s relationship with Facebook as “really good”. The social networking site introduced a video calling service powered by Skype in July. Microsoft is close to finalizing its acquisition of Skype.he recent deal with Microsoft. Bing’s latest integration with Facebook came in the form of the recently introduced Facebook likes feature. Bing search results include personalised search results based on recommendations from Facebook friends. The two companies have pledged to work together on further products in the future.